The Personal Parish for the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite in the Archdiocese of Melbourne.

St Aloysius' Church, 233 Balaclava Road, Caulfield North, 3161

News and Announcements

15th July, 2018


From the Parish Priest's Desk

Dear friends in Christ,

Today we conclude the Crisis Magazine article highlighting grave concerns about the hijacking of the Synod on Youth. I indicated last week that we could also expect the same sort of push in the 2020 Plenary Council for Australia. As if to confirm this, information has now come to hand about the recent “LGBTI Symposium” held in the Catholic (?) Diocese of Parramatta. Most Rev Vincent Long, Bishop of Parramatta and “LGBTI” advocate, enthused on his Facebook page that “this was a great event. It was moving, invigorating and challenging. We hope to become the Church where LGBTI Catholics feel welcomed, accepted, loved and accompanied on the path of Christian discipleship. The journey continues…”.

Indeed, it does: to Hell….

Let us pray for God's Holy Church.

Fr Glen Tattersall PP


We conclude below last week’s article, reprinted from Crisis Magazine (

The Legion of Mary is now meeting at the new time of 8.45-9.45 am on Saturdays (enabling those who wish, to attend 8 am or 10 am Mass). The Newman Parish’s Praesidium of Mary, Mother of the Church, welcomes new members. For more information, please contact the President of the Praesidium, Pierre Berard:, Mob. 0451 357 306.

Notre Dame Priory needs your support! Fr Pius is on the cusp of finalising the purchase of a significant property that will provide both a permanent home, and source of income for the monastery, which now numbers ten members (with others interested in joining). In addition to making a donation, there is now an additional way to help – by investment! Provision has now been made for those who have a self-managed super fund to loan funds and receive a competitive return. For full details of the Jerusalem Estate (the property to which the monastery hopes to relocate), and of how you can support the project, go to

Ladies’ morning tea: the next ladies group event for the parish will be morning tea at 11 am on Saturday 21st July, at Maryvale. This will be a time to socialise with other women of the parish, some time for prayer and to discuss the events for the rest of the year. Please bring a plate to share. Please let Eve Woolven know if you will be attending by Friday 20th July, on 0490 332 185 or

Newman Fellowship: there has been a change in the arrangements for the forthcoming Newman Fellowship meeting for young adults. There will now be a social event on Saturday, 21st July: a 2 pm Matinee performance of The Mikado, produced by the Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Victoria: Those wishing to attend may either book directly, or contact Stephen Jury no later than tomorrow (Monday, 16th July):, or 0433 575 087. Then, on Saturday 5th August from 4 pm, we will hold our next gathering at Maryvale, with Br Shawn Murphy (of the Brisbane Oratory in Formation) as our guest speaker. Br Shawn’s topic is Jordan Peterson and Catholic teaching: is he on our side? Br Shawn will speak about Jordan Peterson’s views on the human person, and will evaluate them from the point of view of the Catholic Faith. The talk will open up into a discussion.

Volunteer drivers needed: anyone able and interested in joining a roster to bring two elderly parishioners to Mass on Sunday, is asked to contact Eve Woolven ( Marie Prince lives in Caulfield North and Helen Hickey lives in Middle Park. Both ladies have been part of the parish for many years. There is no minimal commitment - if you are able to volunteer only one Sunday every six weeks, this would be still be helpful.

The Parish is seeking the assistance of volunteers to assist in general maintenance work. The maintenance team has several projects in hand, ranging from polishing brass-work (doors, candelabra, etc), stripping and repainting the church doors (inside job), general repairs to furniture and fittings. Hours are negotiable to suit the worker; most tools and supplies are supplied. This is open to men and women who have basic handyman or cleaning skills. Enquiries through Chris Tyrrell, Mob. 0417 017 817, or